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Montana Arts Council – calls to artists and more 05-2013

The following is an excerpt from the Montana Arts Council newsletter sent out on 05/16/2013 for more information, please visit the given links or visit http://art.mt.gov/

Dear Artists,

Below you will find several items of general interest followed by opportunities for VISUAL ARTISTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS AND WRITERS.

Below you will find the following opportunities and calls for Visual Artists, Performing Artists and Writers:

· Dave Brown Projects – Call for Artists

· HELENA – Studio Tour – Extended Artist’s Application Period

· Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana

· Gallatin Art Crossing- Call for Sculpture, Bozeman, MT

· CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene, ID

· Tamarack Brewing Co -CALL FOR ARTISTS Missoula, MT

· The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art – Call to Artists for 17th Annual Art Auction

· The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 – York, England

· International Lab: for Dancers, Choreographers,Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers

· French-American Jazz Exchange Application Now Available!

· Best books for writers and several literary journals to check out

State of the Arts

Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Arts newspaper by simply clicking through the following link;

http://art.mt.gov/resources/resources_soasubscribe.asp . Online and out-of-state hard-copies are also available.

Of General Interest:

The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging

Grantmakers in the Arts

Tue, 2013-05-07 15:22

By Janet Brown from her blog Better Together

On May 1st, I attended a daylong gathering in Washington DC entitled Innovative Crossroads: The Intersection of Creativity, Health and Aging. Supported by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), the day was hosted by Grantmakers in Health (GIH) and included health funders as well as members of Grantmakers in the Arts and Grantmakers in Aging. This is a continuation of GIArts work begun with a Thought Leader Forum on Aging a few years ago and collaborative regional workshops planned in conjunction with GIAging and NCCA.

I always feel strange writing all these acronyms and initials when in reality, as we all know, these programs are inspired and administered by people. Rohit Burman (arts) and Barbara Dillon’s (aging) partnership at MetLife Foundation grew to national scale when they brought arts and aging funders together. Gay Hanna, National Center for Creative Aging, has been the driving force of this three-year journey, which now includes health funders. It has also included sessions at each of our national conferences (GIArts, GIAging and GIH), webconferences, Reader articles and the dissemination of research to our members.

There is nothing new about the power of the arts in working with physically and mentally disabled patients. There is nothing new about how the arts entertain, inspire and keep our hands and minds busy when we have retired and remain healthy. Individual artists, paid and unpaid, have been working in these fields since the beginning of time, is my guess. One only needs to witness the simplest of art making to understand its healing power: singing to a child who has hurt her finger to take her mind off the pain, asking a trauma victim to put their feelings in writing or imagery or an Alzheimer patient to describe what they see in a painting, which might, for a moment, give life to memory. . .

For More>> http://www.giarts.org/blog/janet/intersection-creativity-health-and-aging


Creative Capital

We’ve got four great webinars taking place during the month of May, covering a range of topics including budgeting, social media, marketing strategies and curatorial practice.

Creating a Marketing Strategy, with Dread Scott

Monday, May 20, 7:00-8:30pm EST

Visual Arts Round Table: Curators, with Rachel Nackman & Matthew Deleget

Thursday, May 30, 7:00-8:30pm EST

Webinars are $25 each.

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.

To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.

Visit PDP's Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars and dates.

Questions? Learn more about our Online Learning Program on our website, or email Matthew Deleget at matthew@creative-capital.org.

Alyson Pou, Director, Professional Development Program

Matthew Deleget, Online Learning Consultant

About Creative Capital and PDP

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $29 million in financial and advisory support to 418 projects representing 529 artists. Our Professional Development Program (PDP), which grew out of our work with grantees, has now reached over 5,900 additional artists in more than 170 communities through in-person workshops and live webinars. Support for the Professional Development Program is provided by the Kresge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Registration Deadline Soon

Grants Management Training in Billings, MT

Montana State University-Billings and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants administration workshop in Billings, May 28-29, 2013. In this class you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. This training is recommended for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.

Beginning and experienced grant administrators from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment. Tuition is $595 and includes Grant Writing USA’s 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here. If you prefer friendly, personal service, please call or write:

The Client Services Team at Grant Writing USA

Grant Management USA



More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.

Job Opportunities:

Helena Symphony, Seeking a Director of Artistic Planning

Applications dated by June 1st, 2013 will be given priority

The Idaho Falls Arts Council is looking for a dynamic professional leader as its new Executive Director. This individual should be one that can nurture and continue IFAC’s legacy and mission of educating our community and enriching the quality of life through promotion and presentation of a broad spectrum of arts, as well as a visionary leader that will look for growth and expansion opportunities to bring art and culture to Southeast Idaho.

Major responsibilities of this dynamic position include but are not limited to: financial support through active fundraising with individuals, businesses, and grant writing as well as finding ways to increase membership income. Recruit, hire, manage, and motivate the staff, setting a culture of high expectations, professional development, creativity, and collaboration. Represent IFAC in a wide array of business, academic and social situations, serving as the primary face and voice of the IFAC. Operate the programming and facilities of the Willard Arts Center and ARTitorium on Broadway within a balanced budget.
1. A proven record of developing collaborative working relationships with diverse constituencies and populations. Prior successful arts management is preferred.
2. A dynamic leader with the vision required to lead and encourage staff, peers, artists, donors and audiences.
3. Demonstrated business competencies that include fiscal management.
4. A clear aptitude for fundraising, with experience in major gift solicitation and sponsorship preferred.
5. A strong desire to build community relationships beyond the theater doors.
6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
7. Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of art forms.

IFAC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to:

UrbanArt Commission Public Art Seeks Project Manager – Memphis, TN

Position opening: UrbanArt Commission Public Art Project Manager Details at http://www.urbanartcommission.org/open-projects/

Apply by Monday, May 20, 2013

Part-time, 20 hours/week

This position is responsible for managing all aspects of assigned public art/design enhancement projects. The Public Art Project Manager works with the Executive Director and Project Management team in facilitating planning, design and implementation of a variety of public art projects for the City of Memphis Public Art Program, the Memphis Area Transportation Authority and private clients. The Public Art Project Manager implements effective tracking systems for recording and reporting project-related facilitation including contracting and billing related to project activities, benchmark requirements, and overall adherence to program guidelines.

About us: UrbanArt is an award-winning, independent non-profit organization committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community through the development of public art. We celebrate diversity in everything we do.

Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications.

Applicants should email a current resume including salary history, a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page, and 3 professional references with the subject line “Project Manager application” to:


Christina Lanzl

Executive Director

UrbanArt Commission

3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 225

Memphis, TN 38111-4633





Twitter: @urbanartmemphis

Celebrating 15 years of service to the community and the 10-year anniversary of the City of Memphis Percent-for-Art Program.


Kim Baraby Hurtle

Percent-for-Art Director

Montana Arts Council

830 N Warren St, First Floor

PO Box 202201

Helena, MT 59620-2201



Montana . . .The Land of Creativity


Dave Brown Projects

Call for Artists

Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).
Dave Brown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible.

Selection Process
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur
on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Brown Projects
as submissions are received.



For further information, please contact Dave Brown at
(917) 365-5265 or info@davebownprojects.com

Deadline: May 30 2013

HELENA – Studio Tour – Extended Artist’s Application Period

You can still be part of the Fifth Annual Helena Area Open Studios Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22 from noon to 5:00 PM - the deadline has been extended to May 31st!

As a fundraiser to support public art, the annual Open Studios Tour invites the public to visit artists using a variety of artistic mediums at work in their studios and see their creative process. The Tour also gives the public an opportunity to purchase art directly from the participating artists.

The HPAC is working to make to make the 2013 Open Studios Tour the most successful yet. Please join us early in order to proceed with the publicity planning in radio, TV and print media, and would like to have some of the artists join us on radio and TV spots. The Tour will be limited to 20 locations with artists selected on a first come, first served basis.

In order to participate in the Open Studios Tour, we need the following by May 31, 2013:

· a brief description of the kind of art do you do, biography, and your artist’s statement on the attached Artist Information form;

· 2 photos, each not greater than 5 kb with one photo of your art and one photo of you creating your art; and

· $25 per participating artist to assist with paid advertising expenses.

If you have any questions about the Helena Area Open Studios Tour, please call (406) 447-8491 or go to www.helenapublicarts.com.

Deadline: May 31, 2013

Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana

Call for Artists!

26th Annual September Competition

Artworks selected in a national juried competition by artist-juror Stewart Nachmias will be featured in a full-color catalogue and exhibition at Alexandria Museum of Art, along the Red River in the heart of central Louisiana, September 6-November 23, 2013. Visual artists over age 18 working in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, video, textile art, and printmaking are invited to submit. All artworks MUST be original and completed in the last two years (2011 or later). $2,000 in cash awards. $35 entry fee for 2 entries, $20 per additional entry. For more information, please call 318-443-3458 or view the complete prospectus: www.themuseum.org/Events_copy1.aspx
Submission deadline: May 31, 2013

Gallatin Art Crossing

Call for Sculpture

“We are sending out a last push for sculptures for this summer’s installation. I wanted to be sure that this list of culturally minded folks saw the Call for Artists. Please forward it on to any sculptors or contacts you may have who might be interested. We have such a great batch of current pieces on Main Street and moving up and down north/south streets, but we’re always looking for new and interesting ones to complement our beautiful Downtown!”

Paula K. Beswick
Foundation Director
Bozeman Library Foundation
626 E. Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715

Deadline: June 12th, 2013

CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for McEuen Park

Interactive Sculpture

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for a McEuen Park Interactive Sculpture. The renewed and revitalized McEuen Park has been a project long in the making for the community of Coeur d’Alene. This prime location in the heart of downtown has evolved greatly over the years, and is currently being developed into a destination park, with compelling and memorable features that are designed to serve the greatest number of uses for the greatest number of people, of all ages and abilities, throughout all seasons. The new park will also support regional events and was designed in recognition of the legacy of the McEuen Park area.

The Interactive Sculpture will be located at the South/Center Trail Confluence of McEuen Park. The goal for the Interactive Sculpture is to significantly beautify the southern side of the revitalized McEuen Park. It is meant to be a piece of public art visually enjoyed by visitors to the park, as well as a feature of the park with which young and old alike can interact in a unique way. This could be any sort of physical interaction, from simple touch to something children or other adventurous spirits could climb on, or something visually or audibly interactive. Located at a major trail confluence, the area around the Interactive Sculpture will receive a lot of foot and bicycle traffic as visitors travel through the park trail system.

Other than having some sort of interactive component, there is no theme to this Call to Artists, allowing for open interpretation and creativity to make a lasting impression on residents and visitors.

Public art can be a change agent for the community. It creates and establishes neighborhood and community identity and also enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most important, it’s accessible to everyone.

Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at www.cdaid.org. To ensure fairness, no extensions or waivers of deadlines will be granted. Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at stevea@cdaid.org.

To view the Call to Artists, please click on the following link:


Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., June 21, 2013.

Tamarack Brewing Co.


Submissions for Contest

Tamarack Brewery is sponsoring the 'Have Beer, Need Art' Contest. The winning design will grace the label of Tamarack's new beer: Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Ale. The art contest runs from now through, and is open to anyone 21 and older. Entries mus be submitted eletronically, either by posting to Tamarack's Missoula Facebook page, its Lakeside Facebook page, or by email to contest@tamarackbrewwing.com. Complete terms and conditions are available online at tamarackbrewing.com/contest.

Marne Hayes

MHayes Consulting

Business for Montana's Outdoors


Deadline: midnight on July 15th. 2013


The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

Subject: Call to Artists for 17th Annual Art Auction

Contact Person: Laura Cotton, Curator of Art- (406)-727-8255 X311,

The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art announces a call for artist submissions for The Square’s 17th Annual Art Auction which will take place on February 1, 2014 in Great Falls, Montana. This premiere social event connects art collectors with the region's finest artists, set against the backdrop of lively music and good food and drink. Proceeds from the event support the museum’s exhibitions and related educational programs. To complement the art auction, an exhibition of all auction selections will be presented for four weeks prior to the event in three of The Square’s main floor exhibition galleries. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit www.the-square.org or call (406)-727-8255.

Laura Cotton

Curator of Art


Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art

1400 1st Ave. N.

Great Falls, MT 59401

406.727.8255 ext. 311

The deadline for submissions is August 8, 2013

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013

Call for Art

Aesthetica 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. Committed to nurturing new and existing talent, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presence in the international art world. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.

Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation & Performance. Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize for more information.

To hear more about the Aesthetica Art Prize, please feel free to email me or call me on 01904 629 137.

Rebecca Bowery
Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371
YO23 1WL
01904 629 137
Deadline for entries is 31 August, 2013

I calculated the exchange rate: about $27.34 in fees and VAT [value-added tax] to apply. KBH


International Lab

for Dancers, Choreographers,

Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers

October 21 - November 19, 2013

Ryazan Drama Repertory Theatre - Ryazan City, Russia

Competition announced for Dancers, Choreographers, Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Performers

4 week intensive lab with final demonstration/work-in-progress at Russian repertory theatre

Only several spots are available for international participants

The four-week Lab in Russia is inviting experienced performers from different parts of the world with strong background and versatile skills seeking international network opportunities to find new collaborators and to start new projects. Discover, create and exchange the boldest ideas for contemporary performance together with colleagues from Russia and different countries!

The working languages are English and Russian.

Russian Visa support and inexpensive accommodation are organized for participants.

The nearest international airport - Moscow Domodedovo Airport.

More information: http://www.iugte.com/projects/dancelab

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/iugte

Photo gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/globtheatre

French-American Jazz Exchange Application Now Available!

The online application for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange ("FAJE") program is now available. A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and FACE ("French-American Cutlural Exchange"), FAJE supports projects designed collaboratively by French and American professional musicians that encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to the dynamism of jazz. Projects eligible for support can include creative residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that develop new professional relationships and audiences. Projects may include jazz artists in France and the United States investigating forms other than jazz with artists who work in different music genres.

The application deadline for the 2013 program is May 31, 2013 for projects taking place between September 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. The application and program guidelines are available here.

American applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn at josh@midatlanticarts.org. French applicants should contact Emmanuel Morlet at emmanuel.morlet@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

Contact Us

email: josh@midatlanticarts.org

web: www.midatlanticarts.org

Deadline for the 2013 program is May 31, 2013


Poets & Writers magazine

Check out their recommendations for best books for writers.


Journals to check out: by Susan J. Tweit for High Country News

Superstition Review (Arizona State University) "Named for the beautiful mountains north of campus. … Publishes art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry." Student-edited, online only with its own podcast series.


Zyzzyva (San Francisco, Calif.) "The best prose, poetry, and visual art by West Coast writers and artists -- along with the occasional piece from east of California." The name was inspired by the last word in the dictionary and also denotes a tropical weevil beetle. Submissions by snail mail only.


A question for my readers: Has a writing contest helped to launch your career?

Have they helped you in some other way? I’d love to publish your responses, without your names of course in a future issue. KBH

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